This small cross was created specifically for newly-baptized babies. It is notable for its clarity of form, and compactness of design. In the centre of a four-point cross surrounded by radiant beams lies an eight-point Orthodox cross.
Vladimir Mikhailov is an artist and stonecutter who creates Orthodox images and symbols. He has worked with the blessing of the Church since 1983 read more.
In his work, Vladimir Mikhailov revives the artistic technique of depicting Orthodox spiritual images that has been passed down from generation to generation. The technique originated in Pskov and Novgorod in the 12th and 13th centuries, and has become traditional in the depiction of the Orthodox symbols of Rus. His works of fine sculpture, typical of the Northern School, are particularly spiritually expressive and distinctive, and project a visible asceticism.